By Gina Redican
To the Graduating Class of 2021,
Congratulations on navigating the most unique scholarly experience anyone has ever had. You had to rapidly alter your lifestyle and find a way to adjust to a new learning experience which is incredibly difficult. You were one of the most challenged groups over the past year and a half, but you did it! You should be extremely proud of yourselves and I hope you enter the next phase of your life with confidence and integrity. The BHCA is elated about your
accomplishments and we want you to know that we are here for you as a unique resource. We have a Board full of people with wildly different backgrounds and a network that could prove to be useful. Please don’t hesitate to connect with us because we want to work with you!
To the parents of our recent graduates,
Pop the champagne because you deserve it! I cannot wrap my head around how you were able to navigate work, being a parent, and becoming an educator all at the same time. The BHCA is proud of you too and hope that you can take a deep breath and let the weight fall off your shoulders.
I am inspired by the quote:
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”
— Anatole France.
The potential for the BHCA is limitless, as is our graduates’ futures, and as President it is my goal to find more ways to interact with a younger generation. The Board has recently been discussing many new possibilities for students in our neighborhood. We have ideas of creating internship positions with the BHCA and perhaps the recruitment of a student board member. We would love to have the voice of youth represented in our Association. We have also discussed creating a youth membership and hopefully a scholarship opportunity.
We believe the younger generation is an integral part of our community and hope to show them that they too can have an impact in the neighborhood. I believe together we can build an even better community; I cannot wait to see what will be accomplished.